Rossano Albatici
Title: Prof. Eng. Ph.D.
Country of residence: Italy
Institution: University of Trento – Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering
Address: Via Mesiano 77 – 38123 Trento (Italy)
Telephone: +390461282622
Date of birth: 06/11/1971
Early Stage Researcher: No
Sex: Male
MC Member: Yes
WG membership:
1, 2, 4

Definition of design criteria for eco sustainable constructions, either in new buildings or renovations, taking into consideration both the optimization of energetic resources and the quality of the indoor environment either from the acoustic and hygrothermal point of view, or concerning the use of hazardous materials.

Studies have mainly been carried out through:

  • field investigations, i.e. through monitoring single elements as well as whole buildings using also innovative methods of analysis;
  • computer simulations in stationary and dynamic regimes;
  • reference to design and installation of domotic systems;
  • reference to the establishment of energetic and environmental certification systems for buildings.
  • R. Albatici, F. Passerini, "Bioclimatic design of buildings considering heating requirements in Italian climatic conditions. A simplified approach" in BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENT, v. 2011 v.46, n. 8 (2011), p. 1624-1631. - DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2011.01.028
    Contents: a parametric approach to the definition of a proper building shape compared to the building heating requirement in the very first stage of the design process.
  • A.Frattari, R.Albatici, M.Chiogna, "An Intelligent Sustainable Building to Save Energy " in Renewable Energy 2010: Advanced Technology Paths to Global Sustainability, Yokohama (Japan): , 2010, p. [1]-[2]. Proceedings of : Renewable Energy 2010, Yokohama (Japan), 27th June - 2nd July 2010
    Contents: Design criteria for a Zero Energy building with wooden frame structure and solar passive elements built in Udine (Italy)
  • R. Albatici, F. Passerini, "Analysis of the Energy Performance of Sunspaces: a New Method" in EuroSun2010 International Conference on Solar Heating, Cooling and Buildings, [Graz]: [ISES Europe], 2010, p. [1-5]. - ISBN: 9783901425134. Proceedings of: EuroSun2010, Graz, 28th September-1st October 2010
    Contents: development of a theoretical system and search for parameters to be controlled in order to compare the energy performance of real sunspaces with the one of scale models
  • Albatici R., Penasa S., Building design and thermal inertia: When, why, where in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR HOUSING SCIENCE AND ITS APPLICATIONS, v. 34, n. 4 (2010), p. 221-231
    Contents: give useful indication for the design of energy efficient buildings taking into account some specific parameters between which the position of the thermal mass of both the envelope and the inner horizontal partitions (floors), the windows percentage on the south façade, the influence of inner heat gain, of shutters, of night passive ventilation. 
  • R. Albatici, A.M. Tonelli, "Infrared thermovision technique for the assessment of thermal transmittance value of opaque building elements on site" in ENERGY AND BUILDINGS, v. vol. 42, n. 11 (2010), p. 2177-2183. - DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2010.07.010
    Contents: use of infrared thermovision technique (ITT) whose full potentiality has never been investigated yet as fast and low invasive method, in order to acquire quantitative data of real thermal transmittances of the building envelope in a quasi-steady state condition
  • R. Albatici, "Bioclimatic Architecture and Alpine Landscape" in G. Scaglione, High_Scapes Alps, Trento: LISt - Laboratorio Internazionale Editoriale, 2009, p. 74--. - ISBN: 978-88-95623-27-6
    Contents: classification  and critical analysis of recent sustainable buildings in the Italian alpine region in order to verify the congruence of new typologies and new materials with the local culture and tradition.
  • R. Albatici, "Elements and strategies for Sustainable Intervention in the Residential Building Sector: a Case Study" in INDOOR AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT, v. 18 n.4, n. - (2009), p. 447-453. - DOI: 10.1177/1420326X09344278
    Contents: define possible design actions to improve energy efficiency and indoor comfort conditions in residential buildings through passive solar devices.
  • Frattari, R. Albatici, M. Chiogna, "Intervention strategies on lighting systems in exsisting buildings towards energy efficiency and savings" in International Conference Sustainable Building South Europe, Torino: Celid, 2007, p. 135-140. - ISBN: 88 7661 748 5. Proccedins of: Sustainable Building South Europe, Torino, 7-8 June 2007
    Contents: experimental research on real scale pilot lecture rooms where the operational characteristics of the lighting system have been modified (even through the use of an automatic control system) in order to improve energy saving and users’ comfort conditions.
  • R. Albatici, "An On-line Learning Tool for the Training of Building Surveyors in the Italian Educational System" in Sustainable Housing Design - Emphasizing Urban Housing, Napoli: LucianoEditore, 2006, p. ---. - ISBN: 88-6026-030-2. Proceedings of: XXXIV IAHS World Congress, Napoli (Italia), 20-23 September, 2006
    Contents: development of a Didactic on Line tool in order to propose was to propose a new training system aiming at the creation of a new profession, the building surveyor, working for the preservation of the existing built stock and extension of its lifetime, by means of regular, expert observation, operation and maintenance.